BOSTON (AP) - The ongoing dry conditions have prompted warnings for much of New England of an elevated wildfire risk today.
The National Weather Service says the potential for fires will be at its highest from late Wednesday morning into the evening hours for most of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, along with northern Connecticut and southern New Hampshire. The affected area includes Boston, Hartford, Providence and Nashua.
While winds will be lighter than the area has seen in recent days, relative humidity will also be low -- in the 15-to-20 percent range for much of the region.
Fire authorities warn that because of the dry conditions, there is a risk that any brush fires could spread quickly, even with the lighter winds.